Steven Spielberg, director of Jaws, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, has been speaking about Boom Blox, his first Wii game that's due for release in May.
The game is described by EA as an action puzzler and Spielberg has said he made it with his kids in mind.
"I am a gamer myself, and I really wanted to create a video game that I could play with my kids," said Steven Spielberg. "Boom Blox features an enormous amount of fun challenges and cool scenarios for your kids to solve or for you to master together."
So what's it all about? Well, according to Spielberg, Boom Blox "plays on the enjoyment of building and knocking down blocks." In other words it's a bit like an expanded version of Jenga with players destroying blocks in 300 brain-teasing challenges.
You'll be interacting with entertaining characters such as the Blox-laying chickens or the baseball throwing monkeys, who bring personality to the Tiki, Medieval, Frontier, and Haunted themed environments.
Additionally, players can remix any level of the game in Create Mode using props, blocks, or characters that have been unlocked during the game. Players can also virtually build anything they can dream up. Plus, their designs can then be shared with friends or used to challenge others via WiiConnect24.
The first screens look pretty, the characters look amusing and with someone like Spielberg working on it, Boom Blox could have potential. We'll see what it's like when it's released in May.